On This Day: June 4th

The evacuation of Dunkirk, code named Operation Dynamo, was completed. The BEF had to leave behind all its heavy armour and equipment, but an estimated 338000 troops were rescued. It was this day that Churchill delivered his defiant message to the House of Commons:

“We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.”

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